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Private Waimea Canyon Tour

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On your private tour of Kauai, you'll see the magnificent Waimea Canyon and places the big bus tours can't take you to. You'll enjoy great photo ops of Waipo'o Falls, admire a beautiful vista at Kalalau Lookout and visit the Poipu Beach resort area to see the Spouting Horn, sea turtles and perhaps a Hawaiian Monk seal!  With a knowledgeable guide, you'll also visit attractions like the spectacular Wailua Falls, the Menehune Fishpond, the Kauai Coffee Company and the Captain Cook monument. Hotel pick-up from the Poipu, Lihue and Kapaa resorts. 
* Price displayed is based on a party of four to six passengers
  • Private, full-day tour of Kauai’s natural and cultural highlights
  • Stop for photos at waterfalls, beaches, historic landmarks, and lookout points
  • Taste fresh coffee at the largest coffee farm in Hawaii
  • Learn about Kauai’s ancient history and modern culture from a guide
What to Expect
Meet your private guide in Lihue in the morning, and set off in a minivan on a customized tour of Kauai’s south and east shores. Hear the legend of the freshwater Menehune Fishpond en route to the Kauai Coffee Company, where you’ll learn about the coffee-growing process and sample gourmet products at Hawaii's largest coffee plantation. Listen to stories about Kauai’s modern history as you drive through Hanapepe and Waimea towns, pass the early 19th-century Russian Fort Elizabeth, and stop at Captain Cook’s original landing site. Wind up a mountain to a lookout point over the striking red ravines of Waimea Canyon, and stop for photos in front of Waipo’o Falls. Get panoramic views over the Kalalau Valley and drive along the island’s longest beach before stopping for a typical Hawaiian barbecue lunch (own expense). After this break, watch ocean spray shoot up through a lava tube at the Spouting Horn blowhole and look for sea turtles near the beaches of Poipu. Get a glimpse of Mt. Waialeale, one of the wettest places on Earth, on the way to Wailua Falls. Admire the remarkable 80-foot (24-meter) double cascade before ending the full-day tour back in Lihue.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Wal-Mart, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Poipu, Lihue, Kapaa, Wailua)
  • Nawiliwili Harbor pickup and drop-off
  • Lihue airport pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch at own expense
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup from Princeville/North Shore Excluded (Meet in Lihue)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • For groups larger than 9, please contact Viator as this tour can take groups up to 16
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Priced displayed is per person based on a party of six passengers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and 2 friends booked this private tour. From the first contact they were so nice and accommodating. Elena was an excellent guide and fun person. We learned a lot about the island. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a tour.

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Elena A, Manager at Kauai Island Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Debby for a great review and for being such a fun group to spend a day with! I hope you, Diane and Jenny are enjoying Maui now. With Warm Aloha & Best Wishes, Elena

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the day exploring Kauai with Elena. It was an excellent day. She was full of information and tailored the tour to our likes. One of our members had some walking challenges and she accommodated his needs. I would highly recommend the Canton Tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DSK1234
Elena A, Manager at Kauai Island Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Diane for your wonderful review! It was my pleasure to be part of your special time on Kauai. I hope you, Mike and Abby enjoyed the rest of your cruise. With Big Mahalo & Warm Aloha, Elena A.

Reviewed 5 August 2019

We really enjoyed our tour with John. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and shared great insight with us and our children (5 and 8). It was great to have someone do the driving so we could both enjoy the view and ride without driving...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Elena A, Manager at Kauai Island Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

Mahalo Brian for your fantastic review! It was great having your beautiful family on our tour. I am happy you enjoyed exploring Kauai with us. Wishing you more fun and safe travels! John A.

Reviewed 26 June 2019

I am horrible with names, I believe it was John who took my family and I around Kauai. Sadly, we did not get to see the canyon because the roads were closed because of a wildfire. He tried multiple times to get us up there...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Elena A, Manager at Kauai Island Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

Aloha Kim! Thank you for such a wonderful review. We did have to roll with the punches didn't we? The fire was unprecedented and fortunately Kauai has so much to offer that we were able to visit sites not usually on the tour. Thank you...More

Reviewed 18 May 2019

We could not have chosen a better way to see the Waimea Canyon, Kauai coffee plantation, sea turtles, spouting horn, beautiful falls, and more - all in a relaxed and delightful day. On the way back, we stopped in Hanapepe, a quaint little town with...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank EinKC
Elena A, Manager at Kauai Island Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2019

Dear Evelyn, It was an absolute pleasure and honor to guide you and Dennis on Kauai. Thank you so much for the kind words and amazing review! I am so happy you enjoyed our tour. With warm Aloha and Best wishes, Elena

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12 October 2019|
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Response from Betty S |
Yes. This tour is custom tailored to what you want to do. He asks what you want, and skips what you don't want. Very flexible. We visited 4 islands, and this was our favorite tour. You can contact the tour guide before you... More
3 September 2019|
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Response from Jnjtravels2019 |
I would contact Kauai Island shuttles directly. There are paths to the places we went but it would require her to stand to see over railings and the pathways are quite steep. See if the shuttle company feels they can... More
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